Condon Wedding – Dumbarton House, Georgetown, Washington, D. C.

Leslie and Joe were married at the Dumbarton House in Georgetown. The ceremony took place in the garden which presented a wonderfully intimate setting.  After the service I had a chance to photograph the couple on the grounds and to further explore the potential of the beautiful outdoor spaces.  I had no problem capturing the easygoing and loving dynamic that Leslie and Joe share. They were completely relaxed and enjoying every moment of their day together which always makes my job fun and a whole lot easier. The reception was held at Sequoia located a few blocks away with a wonderful view overlooking the Potomac River. It didn’t take long for the group to get dancing and they sure knew how to keep the party going. The ceremonial “cutting of the cake” was delayed because everyone was having such a great time on the dance floor.  (That is not something you see often). I was delighted at the couple’s spontaneous decision to head down to the outdoor pavilion for a celebratory drink and of course I couldn’t resist taking the opportunity for a water front shoot. If this wedding is any reflection of Leslie and Joe’s life together they are in for an absolutely fantastic time. I wish them all the best.

 

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Olson Wedding – Baltimore, Maryland

Nicolette and Alex where married at Corpus Christi Church in Baltimore, Maryland.  As we pulled up to the church I was immediately impressed with its grandeur and even more excited upon entering. The interior space was rich with clean light cast from above and detailed with exquisite mosaics and equally as impressive stained glass. The church elicited a sense of reverence consistent with the spiritual nature of the service; it was truly a beautiful ceremony.  Afterwards, we headed to the Contemporary Museum where we had a chance to play amongst the dynamic installations. The museum offered a variety of textures and props ranging from colossal sculptures to decadent walls and ornate busses. I love the shot of Nicolette and Alex on the museum’s park bench along with a giraffe peaking in from behind. We regrouped that evening for the reception which was at the 1840’s Ballroom a few blocks away.  The night held much laughter and celebration complete with good food, great drinks and of course lots of dancing.

 

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Olexa Wedding – Historic White Hall Manor, Bleumont, Virginia

Beth and Chris added a new twist to the meaning of fun at their wedding which I photographed at the Historic Whitehall Manor. There was literally not a dull moment from beginning to end. We started out by exploring the grounds with the couple.  They were such a willing couple that it was easy to take full advantage of the beautiful and dynamic setting. Interestingly enough I had photographed at this location the week before and I was very excited for another opportunity to explore this great place. Beth was quite the sport as she gathered up the layers of her bridal gown to maneuver over, around and threw the obstacles of a 19th century barn left to the devices of time: an unanticipated adventure perhaps, but well worth the striking images. The ceremony which followed was a Christian service with the added personal touch of Chris’s serenade to Beth with the accompaniment of other musical talent. Post ceremony the bride and groom where presented Hawaiian leys and with that the celebrations began. The newlyweds where first guaranteed a sweet future with their in-laws and many children with a Chinese tea ceremony.  Then the evening’s entertainment kicked off with Chinese Lion dancers, a tradition symbolizing the bringing of good luck and prosperity in the years to come and a phenomenal display of art and athleticism as the vibrant dragon seamlessly maneuvered through the tables and guests to the intense beating of live drums. I was touched by the speeches which revealed the depth of this couples relationship and recounted their 20 year long romance with sincerity and a bit of humor when Beth’s two sisters spoke of meeting Chris at ages six and nine. After many hours of eating, drinking, cake and dancing we said goodbye to the newlyweds amidst sparklers. It was a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful celebration and I wish nothing but the best for this fantastic couple.

 

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Mahar Wedding – Historic White Hall Manor, Bleumont, Virginia

I photographed Ted and Courtney’s wedding at the Historic White Hall Manor. I found the venue a beautiful choice for this event; the location balanced a sense of timeless elegance, warmth and personality. The place offered a fantastic combination of fun and creative locations to photograph as well as simple and iconic backdrops.
I arrived to find the bride preparing in what we may call the parlor with deep red walls and lace curtains very well suited for that of a readying bride.  “One year ago I had absolutely no vision of what I wanted for my wedding and now look at this.” Though Courtney may not have had a vision one year prior, this was an event that carried vision in every detail. She even seemed to have a handle on the weather. For those of you who have been experiencing the exceptionally hot Virginia summer, you can understand the daunting prospect of a wedding in temperatures of 100 plus degrees. On Saturday however, we were graced with a rain that miraculously broke by 2pm and left us with a cool refreshing breeze and absolutely perfect weather for the beautiful outdoor ceremony to come. I enjoyed the service which reflected the tenderness between Ted and Courtney but also the carefree, fun and relaxed nature of their dynamic. Afterward the guests headed in for cocktails, dinner and a night full of dancing. One of the evening’s highlights was a slideshow presentation that Ted and Courtney prepared for their guests. It was wonderful to see childhood pictures and then images from the adventures that the couple had shared together.  This was truly a beautiful event.

 

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